One of the earlier incarnations of the game was when Arafat promised that he changed the PLO charter to not advocate the destruction of Israel, something that never occurred (unless anyone can point me to a copy of the revised charter, ten years after it was supposedly changed.) He even faked an entire "vote" in front of President Bill Clinton pretending to nullify parts of the charter. It was a classic move in the Peace Process Game.
More recently, this past September the PA announced that they had "dismantled" the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank. Nothing of the sort ever happened but they got brownie points in the West for this bold, imaginary move.
Dozens of similar examples come to mind - the "clean-up" of Nablus from terror and the "condemnation" of Abbas for the Mercaz HaRav massacre are two more recent ones.
Today, we find out about the latest wrinkle in the game, courtesy of Ha'aretz Hebrew (translated by Daily Alert:)
Israel recently authorized the deployment of 500 PA police in Nablus. According to a report that reached Defense Minister Barak, these forces are working in coordination with local terrorists.Another elaborate charade of the PA, meant to show the West that it is honoring commitments while it shows the terrorists whose side it is really on.
The terrorists neutralize the bombs they have prepared when the PA police enter the Casbah, and hook them up again when they leave.
Let's give them more money for their peaceful moves!